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November 2013

World Diabetes Day 2013.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes November 14, 2013 21 Comments

“You have diabetes  You seem fine.” “I am fine.” Diabetes makes me walk the precarious fine line Between “I’m sick” and “I’m not” and the whole in-between That makes diabetes invisible, and yet so seen. “Needles?  Every day?  I could never,” You could.  And you would, and you’d do it forever If that’s what kept you from good life or…

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Pell Bridge Run.

Exercise & Fitness, Real Life Diabetes November 12, 2013 13 Comments

When my friend Liz asked me to do a race with her in November, I was more concerned about whether or not I was home to participate instead of concerning myself with the specifics of the race itself. “November 10th?  Sure, I’m home that weekend.” And then I looked at the details:  it was a a 4.2 mile race over…

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Diabetes Advocacy Postcards.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy, Pumping Insulin, Robot Life November 11, 2013 7 Comments

I told Birdy I needed to make some postcards for a diabetes project.  She wanted (insisted) to help, so we spent much of last night drawing insulin pumps on index cards. My insulin pump has been part of her life since she was born, so it’s no wonder she knows the buttons and lines by heart, even though she had…

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Global Connections in the DOC.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos November 8, 2013 1 Comment

In October, I was in Barcelona for the 2nd European Blogger Summit put on by Animas and had the opportunity to brainstorm with several diabetes bloggers from across the pond.  (And some from waaaay across the other pond there on the far left … I’m talking to you, Australia.) This video is a compilation of some of the things we…

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What A Low Blood Sugar Feels Like.

Blood Sugars, Diabetes Advocacy November 7, 2013 104 Comments

Across the board, a low blood sugar seems to be considered as anything under 70 mg/dL.  Revisiting the American Diabetes Association’s website this morning offers up a list of symptoms of low blood sugar, like: Shakiness Nervousness or anxiety Sweating, chills and clamminess Irritability or impatience Confusion, including delirium Rapid/fast heartbeat Lightheadedness or dizziness Hunger and nausea Sleepiness Blurred/impaired vision…

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